Barbara Cournoyer


Barbara Cournoyer passed away the evening of Wednesday, the 20th of July 2022, at the age of 77 at home surrounded by family.

For Barbara Cournoyer, born the 27th of August 1944; staying home was not her calling. Whether it was kayaking down rivers, horseback riding, or driving one of her many motorcycles across the country, everything she did, she did at her leisure. May we all live as freely as she.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Vera Waterhouse; her siblings Albert Waterhouse, Jr. and Lillian Memande; her children Michael Hayes and Linda Baker; her granddaughter Kimberly Hayes. She leaves behind her daughter Tambra Purswell, son-in-law Michael Purswell, and grandchildren Tabetha Basford and Dylon Hicks; her son John Hayes and grandchildren Samantha and Brandon Hayes; grandsons Leonard Baker, Michael Camerlin, Michael Hayes; granddaughters Ashley Wilson, Taymie Rosario.

To all who were blessed to know her, she embodied strength, courage, tenderness, and joy.

Her family wishes to celebrate her life on her birthday, August 27th, 2022, with a Facebook Live ceremony with family and friends throughout the country. Expressions of sympathy may be made at


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